One of the most anticipated Star Wars series coming to Disney+ is the Untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi series. Obi-Wan is one of the most beloved characters in the galaxy and has such a tragic story, it only makes sense. Unfortunately, it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but now fans have a little more info on the show. Ewan McGregor confirmed that it’ll be a limited series and start filming next year.
But this week, actor Ewan McGregor has revealed that the Star Wars series centering around Obi-Wan Kenobi will begin shooting in March 2021.
“It’s the Obi-Wan Kenobi story, I suppose,” McGregor said.
“It’s not all (about) me, but it certainly will be a lot of me, which is good! We start shooting it in March of next year.”
The actor confirmed there will be six episodes comprising the new series and that it takes place eight years after the tumultuous events of Revenge of the Sith, and a total of 11 years before his encounter with Luke Skywalker in A New Hope.
After the events of Revenge of the Sith, the next time fans would see Obi-Wan, he’s an old man in Star Wars: A New Hope. Technically he appears in the animated series Star Wars Rebels first, but it’s still around the same time period. With the Untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi series, fans will get to see Kenobi eight years after the Jedi Purge and Anakin’s turn to the Dark Side.
“The storyline sits between Episode III and Episode IV,” McGregor told Men’s Journal last October. He explained how “the Jedi Order was falling apart” the last time viewers saw his character.
“It will be interesting to take a character we know in a way and show him—Well, his arc will be quite interesting, I think, dealing with that the fact that all the Jedi were slaughtered with the end of Episode III,” he said. “It’s quite something to get over.”
Are Star Wars ready for a whole series showing how Obi-Wan deals with the horrors he saw, and the failure he feels at losing his brother and Padawan?